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Emissions of methane – a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide – are rising dangerously

In Australia, methane emissions from fossil fuels are rising due to expansion of the natural gas industry, whereas agriculture emissions are falling.
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People need to see the benefits from local renewable energy projects, and that means jobs

Renewable energy projects are often in direct competition with fossil fuels for the hearts and minds of communities. There's a way to win people over though, with ongoing local employment.
The Garzweiler surface mine produced 35 million tonnes of brown coal (lignite) in 2017. Germany plans to phase-out coal-fired power by 2038. (Shutterstock)

Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it

Plans to reduce emissions quickly are seductive but can stall. Climate initiatives should end dependence on fossil energy and pursue a path towards a more just and equitable society.
Few people would have predicted in 2010 that by the end of the decade, electricity generation from renewables would outpace nuclear. J Davidson/Shutterstock

Britain’s electricity since 2010: wind surges to second place, coal collapses and fossil fuel use nearly halves

Britain greets a new decade with substantially cleaner electricity, but challenges lie ahead to decarbonise its transport and heating.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck – with shattered windows – at Tesla’s design studio in November 2019 in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Love it or hate it, Tesla’s Cybertruck is revolutionary

There's no question Tesla's Cybertruck will face stiff competition in the electric pickup truck market. Here's why it has the edge.

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